Sunday, August 23, 2015

Sunday Sessions: II

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(What's a Sunday Session?)


On repeat:
The Civil Wars: Barton Hollow. I love this album. The above video is for "Dance Me to the End of Love", a Leonard Cohen cover (you should listen to the original, too) on the album. I'm still sad that they broke up. This album is amazing - poetic and romantic, but infused with a very unique sound. Plus, I'm a sucker for male-female duos. The combination and complement of voices is beautiful.

Syfy's Warehouse 13. It's a little cheesy at times, but I have a soft spot for these blends of technology with historical fiction and mythology - fantastical items of lore, infused with power and all of that. I'm midway through the second season, and it's easy to watch and kind of fun. Plus, there are gems of witty dialogue here and there, and Claudia is ON POINT, GIRL. Also, her hair. I have hair envy.

Map of Korea. [source]
Korea. We leave soon! I'm so excited. My parents have been there for a few years for work, so we'll be staying with them. I'll be happy to see them, and to EAT ALL THE THINGS. I want to have at least a little list of activities and sights, though, even though it sounds like my mom has already packed our schedule very tightly, ha. I found a pretty decent site in English (I can read Korean, but I don't understand a ton of it, so it's easier for me to search in English) that has an overview, but I'll take any suggestions! My parents are near Seoul, and I've had to familiarize myself with the cities and provinces so I can estimate distances and times. I've been to Korea a few times in the past, traveling with my mum, but this will be S.'s first time. My mom is so excited to show him her culture and's ridiculously cute.

Neil Gaiman: The Graveyard Book. I know Gaiman is really popular, but the only book I've liked is The Ocean at the End of the Lane. I haven't been able to get into very many of his other books, but I'm reading this one right now - it's a children's book - and it's pretty engaging. I've got a few more books (by other authors) on my Kindle, in preparation for long flights. Do you have any book recommendations? Read anything interesting lately? Let me know! I will add it to my ridiculously long "to read" list on Goodreads.

Annnnnnd some of the posts I am working on:
- packing and traveling light for weekend getaways
- StriVectin Instant Revitalizing Mask (PR sample)
- Scents of the Week, Serge Lutens edition
- perfume - full bottles snapshot & quick reviews
- a fitness post
- A skincare roundup (ok, this may take me another few months - just being honest here, ha.)

How's your Sunday going? Any plans for the week?